Research and Publications

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Encore Opportunity Awards of 2009: Tapping the Passion and Experience of Workers over 50

This report tells the stories of the winners of the 2009 Encore Opportunity Award (formerly the BreakThrough Award), which honors organizations making it easier for experienced workers to transition into encore careers.

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Crossing Generations: Retooling Nonprofit Organizations

This report explores topics discussed at a 2009 meeting of nonprofit leaders convened by Encore.org and the Building Movement Project, and made possible by MetLife Foundation. The participants explored strategies to attract and retain a multigenerational workforce.

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2008 Encore Career Survey

The results of this 2008 survey, sponsored by MetLife Foundation and Encore.org and conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, found that between 5.3 million and 8.4 million Americans ages 44 to 70, up to 9.5 percent of people in that age group, are already in encore careers.

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Building an Experience Dividend: State Governments Lead Call to Engage Boomers

Several states, including Arizona, California, Maryland, New York and Massachusetts, are taking the lead in seeing the social potential of boomers.

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Pathways to Encore Careers: How 10 Community Colleges Are Preparing Boomers for Work in Education, Health Care and Social Services

This report profiles colleges across the country

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